LICENSE TO CHILL
disconnect from stress
reconnect with nature
A CHILL SPACE
This one-of-a kind Welch Cabin is 90 feet atop the fabled 'Holy Waters' of the freestone Kalama River. Nineteen acres of preserved forest with easy access to the gin-clear water. For 22 years the Cabin has been 'off the grid'. In 2022 we completed renovations that retain the wilderness aspects yet add important conveniences; processed water from our creek, 'his' and 'her' Bio-Toilets along with hot showers, fridge/freezer, internet and a full kitchen.
Our Cabin is 10 miles from the village of Kalama WA on the paved, curvy Kalama River Road. Our 19 private acres are in full conservation easement with no neighbors in sight. The forest has fully mature trees: douglas fir, western red cedar, giant sequoia and hemlock, with a variety of hardwoods and wild flowers. If you slow down you will hear nature: song birds and eagles, water rushing through wild rapids, a cougar scream or a bolt of lightning arcing into the nearby mountain tops. And best of all, a gentle mountain breeze in the fir trees that soar 50 feet immediately above our sun deck.
Let's be social!
675 sq. ft.
sleeps 6 - 4 beds, airbed & couch
shower & bio-toilet
kitchen, living room, decks & bedroom
cedar interior, propane lighting, swedish large window fireplace, oak floors with wool throw rugs
"I am a family-built labor of love, made from privately milled cedar and fir. Hand made wool rugs throughout, new firm mattresses and bedding, propane chandeliers and wall sconces lend romance to the comfort of my unique space."
Two decks, one for dining and sunning, and another for a private outdoor shower and biffy with a world class view. A sturdy hammock sits on the deck atop the gin-clear river below. You can look down 90 feet into the pools and rapids or up into the treetops that soar 60 feet overhead. We idly count migrating steelhead from the deck rail.
Basic kitchen has utensils, a new gas stove and an oven. A freezer/fridge provides storage for your perishables and ice for your drinks. Inside sit down dining for five, with additional dining on the deck aside the fire and river.
The Welch Cabin sits on the Kalama River in the middle of 19 private acres of forests and wildlife. It is God's garden, nearly unspoiled and absolutely quiet and private. Pets are welcomed, but ALWAYS check with us first.
"We proudly hold 20 consecutive Superhost rankings from ABNB and over 167 consecutive FIVE STAR reviews from VRBO, ABNB. Our 97 FIVE STAR private bookings include one single four star from a grumpy dude. You have the option to book using your accounts from either of these platforms."
-Tim & Lee
20 TIMES SUPERHOST
Tim and Lee proudly hold 19 consecutive superhost ratings from AirBnB and over167 consecutive FIVE STAR reviews from VRBO. They are known by their guests for going above and beyond to make stays amazing. They’re not just Hosts...they’re Superhosts!
4.98 OVERALL STAR RATING
They clearly wow guests with their incredible hosting style.
465+ GUESTS HOSTED
Every stay has helped Tim and Lee become an even better Hosts. Guests feel so welcomed by the comfort and convenience they provide.
Our guests fly fish for steelhead and salmon and rainbow trout on a private water access. Strictly managed water means this is all catch and release, barbless fishing. Fishing is yearlong and holds challenging and beginner water. A sandbar below the cabin, within sight of the deck, is perfect to teach beginners the art of casting.
Mount St Helens
We are honored to be a favorite ‘residence’ for visitors for the Mt St Helens Institute. Hiking and exploring the volcano is a rare opportunity, and we will assist you with your volcano plans. Check all the options available with the institute and read their most recent newsletter.
Kayaking - Tubing - Rafting
Experienced kayakers will find moderate challenges: we have rapids and fast channels as well as a mile or so of backeddies, rock gardens, fast narrows, and gentle pools with a beach or two for a sit down! Float tubes, inner tubes, kayaks, they all work, and best of all our partners at BigFoot Kayak Rentals give you a 25% discount on your rentals, AND deliver them to you at the river. Just tell them you are guests at the Welch Cabin.
Hiking - Ecotouring - Geocaching
Welch Cabin is smack dab in the middle of our own 19 private acres and our 19 acres are smack dab in the middle of hundreds of square miles of mountainous Weyerhaeuser forest. Private roads and abundant trails cut through the forest to creeks and rivers. Here are simple and easy hikes with frequent sightings of Roosevelt Elk herds, blacktail deer, black bears (not so frequent), porkies and the abundant Bald Eagles, herons and other bird life.
Bald eagles soar and trout jump just outside of the front door of this amazing cabin. The space was built by the current owner and the craftsmanship and personal details make it absolutely special. You will have personal/private access to your own stretch of the river with beautiful swimming and fishing holes. The pictures provided do not do this place justice. Book now.
WELCH CABIN CALENDAR
Interested in a visit?
Use the calendar above to pick your dates and the form below to inquire about your visit.
We will promptly contact you to answer any questions.
Pricing starts at $225/night, and varies depending on season, number of guests/pets.
CLEANING DEPOSIT: $175
PET DEPOSIT: TBD
PAYPAL - VENMO - ZELLE
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancel at least 14 days before the check-in date to receive 100% of the reservation amount. Cancel 7-14 days before the check-in date to receive 50% refund.
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